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A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 1 year ago
This book is due for an American release, but since it was published in the UK in 2014, I'm publishing the review now. Drought grips London and the surrounding country and John decides to visit his brother on the coast. Before long his car overheats and John idly wanders into the nearby woods and ...
Abandoned by Booklikes
Abandoned by Booklikes rated it 3 years ago
I really don't have much to say about this one. I was bored throughout. It took me several days to finish since I just couldn't get into this. I didn't like any of the characters. I thought the narrative style switching to letters made the flow even worse. The ending was just there and seemed set it...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 3 years ago
I'm sorry things got so hectic for me these last two months, I would have liked to follow through with Halloween Bingo, but I'm glad it inspired me to read a few more books like this one. 'Melmoth' by Sarah Perry is self-consciously layered with atmosphere, following Helen, a grey, self-punishing ...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it 3 years ago
So. This book. It’s supposed to be Gothic, and it is written in the Gothic style, but it isn’t the least bit suspenseful or spooky. It starts out promisingly enough (if you don’t mind tales told in the present tense by overly dramatic omniscient narrators—which I do mind but will overlook for a good...
TeaStitchRead rated it 3 years ago
This is a memoir of Perry's, detailing life before and after her mother's murder in 1994. Sarah was twelve years old at the time of the murder and was in the home (awake, but in her bedroom with the door closed) when it happened. Part memoir, part small town true crime story, the writing was addicti...
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